Flash Memory Summit

Two years ago we reported on IBM's FlashCore Module, their custom U.2 NVMe SSD for use in their FlashSystem enterprise storage appliances. Earlier this year IBM released the FlashCore Module 2 and this week they detailed it in a keynote presentation at Flash Memory Summit. Like its predecessor, the FCM 2 is a very high-end enterprise SSD with some unusual and surprising design choices. The most unusual feature of the first IBM FlashCore Module was the fact that it did not use any supercapacitors for power loss protection, nor did the host system include battery backup. Instead, IBM included Everspin's magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) to provide an inherently non-volatile write cache. The FCM 2 continues to use MRAM, now upgraded from Everspin's 256Mbit ST-DDR3 to their...

Western Digital at FMS 2020: Zoned SSDs, Automotive NVMe And More

At Flash Memory Summit this week (online for the first time), Western Digital is showing off three new SSD products and have outlined the company's areas of strategic focus...

12 by Billy Tallis on 11/11/2020

Kioxia Announces XG7 PCIe 4.0 Client SSDs

Last week, Kioxia rounded out their lineup of PCIe 4.0 enterprise and datacenter SSDs with the announcement of the XD6. Now, they're bringing PCIe 4.0 support to their client...

9 by Billy Tallis on 11/9/2020

Micron Announces 176-layer 3D NAND

Just in time for Flash Memory Summit, Micron is announcing their fifth generation of 3D NAND flash memory, with a record-breaking 176 layers. The new 176L flash is their...

27 by Billy Tallis on 11/9/2020

Marvell at FMS 2019: NVMe Over Fabrics Controllers, AI On SSD

Prior to Flash Memory Summit, Marvell unveiled their first generation of client SSD controllers supporting PCI Express 4.0. During the show itself, their focus was much more on the...

5 by Billy Tallis on 8/16/2019

Marvell Announces Client SSD Controllers With PCIe Gen4

Last year Marvell announced updated client NVMe controllers that we have not yet encountered in the retail SSD market, but now that the transition to PCIe gen4 is underway...

17 by Billy Tallis on 8/1/2019

Innogrit Debuts With Four NVMe SSD Controllers

A new SSD controller designer is coming out of stealth mode today. Innogrit was founded in 2016 by storage industry veterans with the goal of developing storage technology to...

5 by Billy Tallis on 8/1/2019

Sage Microelectronics To Introduce Enterprise SSD Controller Supporting STT-MRAM

Everspin has announced that Sage Microelectronics is introducing a new enterprise SSD controller that supports Everspin's latest 1Gb magnetoresistive memory (MRAM) chips. A similar partnership between Everspin and Phison...

4 by Billy Tallis on 7/31/2019

Lite-On SSDs At FMS: New Controllers And TSV NAND Packaging

Lite-On (including its consumer SSD brand Plextor) is one of the largest SSD vendors that is not vertically integrated. They don't manufacture NAND flash memory and don't design their...

1 by Billy Tallis on 8/25/2017

Seagate Demos New SSD Features And Prototypes At FMS

In spite of a fire that closed the exhibition floor last week at Flash Memory Summit, Seagate managed to set up several live demos and display their latest SSDs...

7 by Billy Tallis on 8/15/2017

Samsung At Flash Memory Summit: 96-Layer V-NAND, MLC Z-NAND, New Interfaces

At Flash Memory Summit this week, Samsung is sharing details of their storage technology roadmaps and showing off several prototypes. Last year, Samsung announced their fourth generation of 3D NAND...

6 by Billy Tallis on 8/9/2017

Micron Introduces 9200 Series Enterprise NVMe SSDs

Today at Flash Memory Summit, Micron is announcing their next generation of high-end enterprise NVMe SSDs. The new Micron 9200 series is the successor to last year's 9100 series...

6 by Billy Tallis on 8/8/2017

Seagate Refreshes Enterprise SSDs With 3D NAND

At Flash Memory Summit this week, Seagate is showing off their latest enterprise SSDs and previewing upcoming developments. Seagate is also introducing a new branding strategy to unify their...

4 by Billy Tallis on 8/8/2017

Toshiba Announces SAS And NVMe Enterprise SSDs With 3D TLC NAND

Toshiba is continuing their series of product announcements featuring their new 64-layer 3D TLC NAND flash memory. With the client SSD for OEMs segments covered by the XG5, BG3...

4 by Billy Tallis on 8/7/2017

Micron Announces QuantX Branding For 3D XPoint Memory (UPDATED)

In a keynote speech later this morning at Flash Memory Summit, Micron will be unveiling the branding and logo that their products based on 3D XPoint memory will be...

52 by Billy Tallis on 8/9/2016

Seagate Introduces 10GB/s PCIe SSD And 60TB SAS SSD

Seagate is looking to break records with two enterprise SSDs they're showing off at Flash Memory Summit this week. The first drive is one that's been seen before: the...

38 by Billy Tallis on 8/9/2016

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